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Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

Article about: Hi everyone iv been back at it again. Today i took some pictures as they came out the ground sorry there not very good i was useing a phone cam. lots of photos to come so keep poping back. H

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    No Steve unless its marked underneath where I can't clean.

    Andy

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    Can any body tell me what this is? It looks ordinance related.
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    No? Ok what about this? It looks ordinance related again. Some sort of fuse perhaps?
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    Can any body help me with this? Is there any way of I'ding the aircraft this radio call data plate came from? Call number 230834.

    Thanks for any help Andy
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    Quote by 381st digger View Post
    Can any body tell me what this is? It looks ordinance related.

    Looks like the end of a ww2 11.5lb practice bomb fin. Tho whole in the centre is for the det tube and the bolt is the filling whole plug.The fins would have been tin plate so they have either rotted out or exploded.The shoulder should be threaded .
    Cheers
    Hangarman

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    Quote by 381st digger View Post
    Can any body help me with this? Is there any way of I'ding the aircraft this radio call data plate came from? Call number 230834.

    Thanks for any help Andy
    That's the call plate from B-17F 42-30834 GD-E "Mickey Finn", 534th Bomb Squadron, 381BG, crashed on base 4th February 1944.
    Usually found affixed to the main instrument panel.

    All the best,
    PB

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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    That's the call plate from B-17F 42-30834 GD-E "Mickey Finn", 534th Bomb Squadron, 381BG, crashed on base 4th February 1944.
    Usually found affixed to the main instrument panel.

    All the best,
    PB
    Nice one PB!

    Looks like everyone was very relieved to have got back home.

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    Courtesy of 381st.org website.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hangerman,

    Thanks very much mate it looks like your spot on with that!! I have another one that has some nice markings on the little filler plug. I will try to get a photo up later.

    Paul,

    That's just great mate it's not very often I pick somthing up I can place to an individual aircraft. Really happy with that one.

    Big ned,

    A photo of the crew and aircraft is just brilliant thank you.

    Andy

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    Another photo of MICKEY FINN.
    I'm so happy with this one. It was found a good year or so ago and I only just got round to digging it out and cleaning it. (I didn't recognise it for what it was before)
    It's the closest ac in in the photo.

    Andy
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    When I was at work on Thursday I spotted a cannon shell in the field I went back today for a better look this is what the field looks like when I'm not in a tractor cab. Within half an hour my rucksack was full and I was on my way back home.
    They are 20mm
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